What is the 1394 Connection in Windows Network Connections?

FireWire connection on digital cameraWhen viewing the Network Connections in Windows XP and 2003 users may notice a 1394 Connection (1394 Net Adapter) is listed as one of the device names. A 1394 device will be listed in Windows for any computer that has FireWire connections or is capable of supporting FireWire. This should not be confused as a network card or network device.

If you're trying to connect your computer to a network or you're troubleshooting your network card and only see the 1394 Connection listed in your Network Connection list it's very likely that the drivers for your network card are not installed properly or there are other issues with your network card.

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